Too Dumb to Quit

Too Dumb to Quit

by Jr. Gone Wild
     
 

Jr. Gone Wild's debut, Less Art More Pop, was a scattershot affair, flirting with Byrdsy country but without the chops to make it truly convincing. The follow-up took four years, and a lot happened during that time: two of the original members were let go, the band signed with hometown label Stony Plain, the band reunited with one of the sacked members, and the…  See more details below

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Jr. Gone Wild's debut, Less Art More Pop, was a scattershot affair, flirting with Byrdsy country but without the chops to make it truly convincing. The follow-up took four years, and a lot happened during that time: two of the original members were let go, the band signed with hometown label Stony Plain, the band reunited with one of the sacked members, and the new unit practiced a lot. By the time Too Dumb to Quit came together, Jr. Gone Wild was an efficient unit whose talents matched leader Mike McDonald's musical ambitions. The album still shows a country influence, but with a punk energy that placed them closer to Beat Farmers than to the Byrds for most of the album (the notable exceptions being "Poet's Highway" and the folky "Sleep With a Stranger"). The "I Don't" songs bookending the album ("I Don't Know About All That" and "I Don't Need That Anymore") are the strongest, but there are a lot of great moments in between, making this the band's most satisfying album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/1998
Label:
Stony Plain Music
UPC:
0772532116022
catalogNumber:
1160

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